What a season this is proving to be for The Revs. In the autumn of their career they are mixing it with all age groups and proving a very hard nut to crack!
And so up next was BFB FC, who beat The Revs earlier in the season by a goal in a game that The Revs actually dominated.
Tables, to a certain extent, were turned this time. BFB having a lot of possession but doing very little with it. Long range pop shots, all trying to score a worldie, seemed to be their only option and when you have Phil Pinkstone in the mood he was in you ain’t getting past The Revs easily.
As glorious as it is to see The Revs sweep forward in attack, it is equally glorious watching Phil frustrate the opposition that much they start falling out between each other. As the ref said, we could have played another hour and they weren’t scoring.
The Revs on the other hand looked far more dangerous in the final third, it is just a shame the goal tally wasn’t added to.
The solitary came courtesy of in-from James Evans, who followed up his blocked shot to nip in and give the keeper no chance with a low blast into the corner within the first 5 minutes of the game.
The shot of the match came from Lewis Evans though. He came forward like a slalom skier and hit a thunderous shot that rattled the crossbar. I swear it was still vibrating at the end of the game.
Beardall was the loving the space afforded him and a clever flick got him down the by-line only for his cross to be hesitantly lofted away with Dave P waiting in the box. James Evans should have added to his tally after a brilliant ball from Myers picked his run out, but the shot was tame and parried away by the keeper. Even Phil hit a first time ball from outside the box that whistled just wide.
So as you can tell on another night The Revs win this a lot more comfortably than the 1-0 score line suggests but for a touch more composure in the final ball. Sometimes the pass was too heavy or the final decision was just the wrong one.
The ref also made some dubious decisions. Tyman doing brilliantly on the by-line to earn a corner and keep the pressure up only for the ref to give a goal kick. No one, on either side, was sure why that call was made.
And then there’s the opposition. Who, frustrated at Phil’s persistence, started falling out with each other – literally full on melt downs on the pitch and even refusing to shake hands after the game… When the opposition fall out like that you know you have it in the bag.
This was The Revs 5th clean sheet this season. It is the best defence in the league and the first time The Revs have won 4 on the bounce at 6aside. The way each player fights for the ball, closes down, helps their teammate out is the key to the success this season.
The Revs are right up there, fighting for the title. These 3 weeks the most important in the season against the other title challengers. Challenge one the team has come through. Next up is the only team so far to deny The Revs a goal and that was way back on the opening day. Another tough challenge that the boys in blue will surely rise to!
Whisper it… don’t shout about it… but could this be a title winning season?!?! The next 2 weeks will determine that.